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Monday, March 22, 2004

Tech professionals wary of offshoring

A major association of technical professionals believes that the outsourcing of high-wage jobs to low-wage countries poses a serious, long-term challenge to the United States' technological leadership, economic vitality and military security.

Tech professionals group wary of offshoring

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Trading bots cons

Friday, March 19, 2004

The New Yahoo!

Yahoo! flipped the switch on its algorithmic search function Wednesday, deploying its own technology on its portal and leaving Google's algorithmic results behind. Thus far, the new functionality is meeting with approval from the industry.

Yahoo! Revs Up Own Search Tech, to Mostly Cheers

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Thursday, March 18, 2004

Citrix Updates MetaFrame Secure Access Manager

The update of MetaFrame Secure Access Manager to version 2.2 now lets mobile and remote workers securely synchronize their local copy of Outlook with the one kept within the perimeter from any location, whether via the Web or over the network. The feature allows users to keep multiple copies of Outlook -- the one on their laptop, for instance, and that on their in-the-office desktop PC -- always up-to-date.

- From Information Week

Citrix Updates MetaFrame Secure Access Manager

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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Google goes local

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Friday, March 12, 2004

Citrix Readies MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0

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MetaFrame XP 3.0 Features (Beta)

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Killer Citrix Support FAQ

Check out Citrix4ge for great info on the most common Citrix related questions.

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Thursday, March 11, 2004

Steve Ballmer's iPod

I knew Steve Ballmer had an iPod! Ballmer's iPod


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Tuesday, March 09, 2004

New Brian Madden Website

Brian Madden just launced a re-design of his killer Citrix / Terminal Services website. This is a must visit if you are a regular to sites like servergeek and

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Monday, March 08, 2004

Hardware Hacking Projects for Geeks

From building an Internet toaster to creating a cubicle intrusion detection system, Hardware Hacking Projects for Geeks offers an array of inventive, customized electronics projects for the geek who can't help looking at a gadget and wondering how it might be 'upgraded.' -- Online Catalog: Hardware Hacking Projects for Geeks:

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Sunday, March 07, 2004

Bloggers Steal From Other Bloggers

Confirming what many have suspected, a study finds that the most popular bloggers aren't the most original. But they do have a knack for swiping material from other, lesser-known blogs.

Wired News: Warning: Blogs Can Be Infectious

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Saturday, March 06, 2004

Microsoft plans new Windows Server update

Microsoft confirmed on Friday that it is looking to update its server operating system before the release of next major version of Windows but offered few details on what the new software release will contain-

Microsoft plans new Windows Server update:

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Friday, March 05, 2004

Confessions of a Car Salesman

What really goes on in the back rooms of car dealerships across America? Check out a behind the scenes look at how car salesmen are trained. This has nothing to do with technology, but I bet anyone that has ever bought a new car will this read story.

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Thursday, March 04, 2004

White Box Robotics

I want a White Box Robot!

White Box Robotics has been working very closely with VIA Technologies, Inc. to create and define an entirely new industry called PC-BOTS. Read more: These robots are powered by an industry standard VIA Mini-ITX mainboard. This mainboard along with other hardware (hard drives, CD-Burners, DVD drives, web cams, etc.) are then installed in the White Box Robotics 912 mobile platform. The end result is an amazingly high-tech, functional mobile robot!

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Computer Museum

My favorite online Computer Museum was just featured on TechTV again. What a great way to remember how far we have come.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Another Alternate PPC OS is built around the PowerPC, a modern high-performance processor family from Motorola and IBM.

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Friday, February 27, 2004

E-mail alerts from

I already use this type of service from Google. Now I can get it from my favorite tech site.

Create a CNET alert | CNET

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Making backup copies of your DVDs

Head over to and let them know you support the fight to make backup copies of DVDs. I can't tell you how many $25 DVDs I have that have been scratched to the point they have trouble playing. I want to be able to legally make a backup copy of every piece of media I buy and that is what this site is all about.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

RSA SecurID for Windows

RSA for Windows was just released. How cool!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Citrix stock upgraded to buy

Analysts at Banc of America Securities upgrade Citrix Systems Inc (CTXS) from “neutral” to “buy.” The target price has been raised from $24 to $27.

Citrix Systems upgraded to buy

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Grassroots Supercomputer

Hey, gang, let's make our own supercomputer | CNET

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Monday, February 23, 2004

Site posts low-tech hack for iTunes giveaway

Sharp eyes and a bit of patience paid off Thursday for iTunes fans who figured out a way to 'hack' the popular music download service's Pepsi promotion. - Site posts low-tech hack for iTunes giveaway

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Saturday, February 21, 2004

Judge: DVD-copying software is illegal | CNET

Judge: DVD-copying software is illegal | CNET "Judge: DVD-copying software is illegal
Last modified: February 20, 2004, 3:37 PM PST"

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Friday, February 20, 2004

Citrix Certification Wizard

Citrix has created a new Certification Wizard online. You can use the wizard to determine requirements needed for each of the Citrix certifications.

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Thursday, February 19, 2004

How would you redesign Google?

Take a look at what Joshua Davis did for an upcoming issue of Wired Magazine. I personally like the simple main Google page, but I would love more info on the results page.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Security Magazine

I had not run across SC Magazine before. It looks to be a good read for things security related.

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Exploit Based On Leaked Windows Code Released

Slashdot | Exploit Based On Leaked Windows Code Released

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Monday, February 16, 2004

Buy A Piece Of SuperComputing History

Virginia Tech is updating their "Big Mac" Supercomputer using the new 64 bit Xserve G5 Servers. That means they have to sell the desktop G5's they are using today.

Own a piece of history

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Sunday, February 15, 2004

Profanity, partner's name hidden in leaked Microsoft code

Large portions of Microsoft's stolen source code -- riddled with hidden notes and profanity -- was posted on numerous file-sharing networks.

Profanity, partner's name hidden in leaked Microsoft code

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Friday, February 13, 2004

Software allows game copying

Software maker 321 Studios, whose products for copying DVD movies have drawn controversy and lawsuits, released a new application Thursday for copying PC games.

Software allows game copying | CNET

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Thursday, February 12, 2004

Original Star Wars Strikes DVD

The original three Star Wars films will be released in September as a DVD box set. It's about time!

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10 Ways to Fight Malware

From TechTV comes the Top 10 Ways to Fight Malicious Code (or Malware). All pretty basic stuff, but good to doublecheck.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Citrix Product Lifecycle

Citrix announced some product lifecycle changes a couple weeks ago. If you are running Metaframe 1.8 today you better take a look at this chart and plan your migration to Metaframe XP. End of Maintenance (EOM) is probably the most important thing to be concerned with and that ends on 6/30/2005 for all non-XP versions.

Here are the different designations:

Notice of Status Change (NSC) is the announcement to initiate a product into the end of life process. This typically will signify an end of development for new features and enhancements of a product. The product announcement will provide details on the specifics of the status change. An end of sales (EOS) date and end of maintenance (EOM) date may also be provided at this time.

End of Sales (EOS) is the date that the product will no longer be available for purchase. There will be a minimum 90 days notice for an EOS date. The end of sales date reflects the beginning of the extended phase.

End of Maintenance (EOM) is the date that support from a code maintenance level will no longer be occurring. This type of support is typically in the forms of service packs & hot fixes. There will be a minimum of 12 months notice for an EOM date.

End of Life (EOL) signals the end of life for the product after which time there will be no further support of any level available. This date will be a minimum of six months from the EOM date.

Citrix Product Matrix Table

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Super Bowl Ads

Want to see the Super Bowl ads again? If so, check out IFILM Super Bowl Ads. You gotta love the IBM Linux ad.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

What to Get A Geek for Valentine's Day

Roses are #FF0000
Violets are #0000FF
chown -R you ~/base


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Monday, February 09, 2004

The Virus Underground

The NY Times Magazine had a great feature this past weekend about young Malware authors and what motivates them to write malicious code. The Virus Underground

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Microsoft Kitchen Of The Future

Look out Emeril, here comes Bill! Microsoft Home has a feature on what the Kitchen Of The Future might look like.

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Dell Linux Blog

It looks like the engineers at Dell are getting serious about Linux. They are publishing their own Linux Blog.

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Friday, February 06, 2004

Microsoft Releases MyDoom (A,B) Worm Removal Tool

Download details: MyDoom (A,B) Worm Removal Tool for Windows XP and Windows 2000

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Starbucks Drinks Simplified

Every geek drinks coffee, right? If so, and you want to learn how not to look like a nerd, check out this great link run by a real Starbucks barista (coffee maker dude). Starbucks Drinks Simplified (kinda)

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Geeks Put the Unsavvy on Alert: Learn or Log Off

I can't remember how many times I have been asked to help with a tech support question from a friend or family member. I go out of my way not to advertise my services. The NY Times has a great article about technically savvy folks that are fed up with this type of support. Link: Geeks Put the Unsavvy on Alert: Learn or Log Off

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Thursday, February 05, 2004

Volunteer Created Encyclopedia

Wikipedia is an online reference site created by a group of volunteers. This is one of coolest use of the WIKI software I have seen.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Ten Technologies That Refuse To Die

I bet you still use half these. Ten Technologies That Refuse To Die

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Microsoft Backs Up Website

Microsoft was ready for the mydoom hit it could have taken yesterday. Check out to see what they were ready to switch to.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

The Coming Search Wars

Microsoft is going to compete with Google for your search business. Who do you think will win?

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Monday, February 02, 2004

Linux Keeps Windows 98 Around has an interesting story about how competition from Linux is one of the main reasons that Microsoft decided to keep supporting older operating systems like Win98. I had not really thought about it from that perspective.

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Friday, January 30, 2004

New National Cyber Alert System

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security unveils a new national Cyber Alert System. I have mixed feelings on this, but another site from someone not trying to sell you a security product might be a good thing.

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Geek Food Site

Every geek should visit this site if you have ever lived on cereal. Sorry for those Citrix folks that want Citrix news, but there is nothing interesting going on. ;-)

The Empty Bowl - The Definitive Source For All Your Cereal Needs

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Thursday, January 29, 2004

The Perfect Tech Resume

Joel at has a great blog entry on getting your resume read. We all make mistakes, but you can't on a resume.

Getting Your Resume Read

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Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Nerd Versus Geek

Why we are called servergeek and not servernerd. TechTV defines a geek as a nerd with a touch of cool. I like that.

posted by Geek at 4:54 AM : Permalink :


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